Community-Based Energy Development

Additional Resources About Community Energy


American Corn Growers Foundation

American Wind Energy Association

Canadian Wind Energy Association

DanMar & Associates

Fresh Energy

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Minnesota Project

Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams

North American Water Office


Community vs. Corporate Wind: Does it Matter Who Develops the Wind in Big Stone County, MN - A detailed analysis of the economic benefits of community-owned wind energy compared to corporate ownership (Sep 2006).

Comparing Statewide Economic Impacts of New Generation from Wind, Coal, and Natural Gas in Arizona, Colorado, and Michigan - Report presented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Windpower 2005 conference in Denver, Colorado (May 2005).

Wind Power’s Contribution to Electric Power Generation and Impact on Farms and Rural Communities - A section of this reports describes the relative economic benefits of locally owned wind production facilities compared to those owned by out-of-area corporations. US General Accounting Office (Sep 2004).

Schools and Wind Power - Describes National Renewable Energy Labratory's (US Dept of Energy) survey regarding the use of wind power in America's schools (Aug 2004).

Wind Power: Economic Development for Rural Communities - US Dept of Energy (Aug 2004).

A Comparative Analysis of Community Wind Power Development Options in Oregon - Prepared for the Energy Trust of Oregon (Jul 2004).

Making European-Style Community Wind Power Development Work in the United States - Prepared by Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2004).

Community Wind Financing Handbook - Prepared by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (Jun 2004).

A Survey of State Support for Community Wind Power Development - Prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Mar 2004).

"Wind Power Now" - Transcript from the PBS public affairs series NOW with Bill Moyers (Dec 2003).

American Corn Grower's Foundation 2003 Survey of Farmers - Conducted by Robinson and Muenster Associates, Inc. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the first half of April 2003 (Jun 2003).

Community Wind Power Ownership Schemes in Europe and their Relevance to the United States - Prepared by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (May 2001).